08.30.2016
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RESIST Cellular Defense Daily Moisturizer with SPF 25 & Antioxidants
2 fl. oz. for $33
Expert Rating
Community Rating (13)
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Last Updated:08.30.2016
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No

RESIST Cellular Defense Daily Moisturizer with SPF 25 & Antioxidants protects skin with a gentle, mineral-based sunscreen formula. Its elegant, lightweight cream texture moisturizes with a range of proven antioxidants.

Best for normal to dry skin, this daytime moisturizer won't feel greasy or impart a white cast on fair to medium skin tones. It leaves skin smooth and helps brighten a dull complexion with a radiant finish, partly attributable to the titanium dioxide. This fragrance-free daytime moisturizer is also a brilliant option for those with sensitive skin.

Note:

This product was recently downgraded from our top rating. The reason for the change is due to the prevailing recommendation that your daytime sun protection product be rated SPF 30 or greater. This revised recommendation is due to the fact that most people are not applying sunscreen liberally enough to earn the stated level of protection on the label; therefore, a higher SPF rating will be more advantageous. See the More Info section for additional details.

Pros:
  • Protects skin from sun damage with gentle, mineral-based sunscreen.
  • Moisturizes skin and provides a range of proven antioxidants.
  • Helps brighten a dull complexion with a radiant finish.
  • Fragrance-free formula that those with sensitive skin can use.
Cons:
  • None.
More Info:

Sunscreens Rated SPF 25: A growing body of current research has demonstrated that it's better to use a sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater to ensure adequate defense against the sun's aging UV rays. SPF 25 is an option, but only if you're willing to apply liberally and your skin will be seeing five hours of daylight or less. While this sunscreen will provide the SPF number on the label and has UVA-protecting ingredients. Applying an SPF 30-rated sunscreen under a foundation, tinted moisturizer, or BB cream that offers broad-spectrum SPF 30+ will take far better care of your skin. Plus, this layering approach ensures your skin gets sufficient sun protection even if you're not applying liberally.

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Claims
This ultra-gentle yet effective formula has a lightweight-cream texture that hydrates and enhances radiance. It includes powerful antioxidants to defend from damaging environmental factors. Used daily, this moisturizer will help improve the appearance of signs of aging and an uneven skin tone.
Ingredients
Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 8%. Other Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Cyclopentasiloxane (hydration), Tribehenin (hydration), PEG-20 Esters (emollient/texture-enhancing), Stearic Acid (emollient), Glycerin (hydration/skin replenishing), Caprylyl Methicone (hydration), Squalane (emollient), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (emollient), Glycine Soja Seed Extract (soybean extract/antioxidant), Trimethylsiloxysilicate (hydration), Sodium Hyaluronate (hydration/skin replenishing), Tocopherol (vitamin E/antioxidants), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidants), Ubiquinone (antioxidants, Oryzanol (antioxidant) , Leontopodium Alpinum Extract (edelweiss extract/antioxidant), Buddleja Davidii Extract (antioxidant), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (hydration/skin-soothing), Diisopropyl Dimer Dilinoleate (emollient), Diisostearyl Dimer Dilinoleate (emollient), Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer ( texture-enhancing), Cetyl Alcohol, Polyacrylamide (texture-enhancing), Polyhydroxystearic Acid (texture-enhancing), Isopropyl Titanium (texture-enhancing), Triisostearate/Triethoxycaprylylsilane Crosspolymer (texture-enhancing), Laureth-7 (texture-enhancing), Thymus Vulgaris Extract (thyme extract/antioxidant), C13-14 Isoparaffin (texture-enhancing), Alumina (texture-enhancing), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Xanthan Gum (texture-enhancing), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Benzyl Alcohol (preservative), Dehydroacetic Acid (preservative).
Brand Overview

Paula's Choice Skincare At-A-Glance

Paula's Choice Skincare was established in 1995 when best-selling beauty author and consumer advocate Paula Begoun (known as The Cosmetics Cop) decided to develop her own products.

As a natural evolution of Paula's personal mission to help consumers find the best products for their skin, the line has grown into an extensive range of skincare and makeup products that are formulated to meet the needs of almost every skin type and skin concern imaginable.

The formulas contain only ingredients that have substantiated, published research showing they are beneficial and effective. Stable packaging is another feature of the brand, using innovative, opaque, and air-tight or air-restrictive components that keep antioxidants and other light- and air-sensitive ingredients from breaking down. The line is also 100% fragrance-free.

Disclosure: Paula Begoun is the creator of Beautypedia and founder of Paula's Choice Skincare products. Reviewing thousands of skincare and makeup products over the past 30 years, both on this site and in her best-selling books, Paula's mission has always been to help consumers find the best products possible for their skin. The Beautypedia Team proudly and unequivocally maintains this commitment. In addition, The Beautypedia Team reviews all products using the same rating standards and criteria, whether it is a Paula's Choice product or another brand.

Why are all Paula's Choice Skincare products rated highly? The Paula's Choice Skincare Team would not launch a product unless it was worthy of a high rating from The Beautypedia Team. Paula and The Beautypedia Team were researching and reviewing products long before Paula's Choice Skincare ever existed and consumers were constantly requesting a skincare brand that met all of Beautypedia's criteria. As a result, The Paula's Choice Skincare Team was created and uses the same research and criteria to formulate Paula's Choice products as The Beautypedia Team uses to review products.

For more information about Paula's Choice, call (800) 831-4088 or visit www.paulaschoice.com.

About the Experts

The Beautypedia and Paula’s Choice Research teams have one mission: To help you find the best products for your skin, whether they’re from Paula’s Choice or another brand. By combining efforts, we’re able to share scientific research and remain committed to the highest standards based on our decades of experience objectively reviewing thousands upon thousands of skincare and makeup formularies in all price ranges.


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Paula's Choice Skincare At-A-Glance

Paula's Choice Skincare was established in 1995 when best-selling beauty author and consumer advocate Paula Begoun (known as The Cosmetics Cop) decided to develop her own products.

As a natural evolution of Paula's personal mission to help consumers find the best products for their skin, the line has grown into an extensive range of skincare and makeup products that are formulated to meet the needs of almost every skin type and skin concern imaginable.

The formulas contain only ingredients that have substantiated, published research showing they are beneficial and effective. Stable packaging is another feature of the brand, using innovative, opaque, and air-tight or air-restrictive components that keep antioxidants and other light- and air-sensitive ingredients from breaking down. The line is also 100% fragrance-free.

Disclosure: Paula Begoun is the creator of Beautypedia and founder of Paula's Choice Skincare products. Reviewing thousands of skincare and makeup products over the past 30 years, both on this site and in her best-selling books, Paula's mission has always been to help consumers find the best products possible for their skin. The Beautypedia Team proudly and unequivocally maintains this commitment. In addition, The Beautypedia Team reviews all products using the same rating standards and criteria, whether it is a Paula's Choice product or another brand.

Why are all Paula's Choice Skincare products rated highly? The Paula's Choice Skincare Team would not launch a product unless it was worthy of a high rating from The Beautypedia Team. Paula and The Beautypedia Team were researching and reviewing products long before Paula's Choice Skincare ever existed and consumers were constantly requesting a skincare brand that met all of Beautypedia's criteria. As a result, The Paula's Choice Skincare Team was created and uses the same research and criteria to formulate Paula's Choice products as The Beautypedia Team uses to review products.

For more information about Paula's Choice, call (800) 831-4088 or visit www.paulaschoice.com.